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Drama

Who is Jane?

Jiří Havelka

Premiere performances: 22 and 23 June 2023 at the New Stage

The New Stage
World Premiere
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    June 2023

    Wednesday 21. 6.
    20:00

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    Thursday 22. 6.
    20:00

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    1. premiere
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    Friday 23. 6.
    20:00

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    2. premiere
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    Monday 26. 6.
    20:00

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    Tuesday 27. 6.
    20:00

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    Wednesday 28. 6.
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    October 2023

    Friday 6. 10.
    20:00

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    Basic information

    Venue

    The New Stage

    Language

    In Czech

    Premiere

    June 22, 2023

    An original production by Jiří Havelka about the true nature of our memory.

    Cast

    • 2022-2023
    • 2023-2024

    Creatives

    Stage director
    Jiří Havelka
    Sets and costumes
    Lucia Škandíková

    About

    Nicole Kluemper’s parents separated when she was a little girl. Her father won the custody case, and Nicole thus completely lost any contacts with her mother. When she was a teenager, her father fell ill and she was sent to live at different places, from family friends through foster homes and even a children’s home. She also contacted her mother for the first time in years, but the mother was reluctant to talk about the past. That is why seventeen-year-old Nicole agreed to meet David Corwin, a child psychiatrist who had interviewed her as a forensic expert in the custody case. She asked him if she could see the videotaped interviews as she was eager to learn what she had actually told Corwin about her parents at that time. The psychiatrist, in turn, asked her if she remembered her childhood allegations against her mother...

    In 1997, child psychiatrists David Corwin and Erna Olafson published a case study known as “The Case of Jane Doe”, which has become an important and frequently cited source in criminal cases and in related civil disputes concerning childhood sexual abuse and repressed memory. After publication of the case, psychologists Melvin J. Guyer and Elizabeth Loftus, an expert on false memory, investigated the background of the case. Did the girl really repress the traumatic experiences associated with her mother and then, many years later, recover the memory through therapy and hypnosis? Or were the memories suggested and coerced by her father and stepmother? Nicole, the main subject of the case, is now herself a child psychologist. She has chosen this career to help other children with a similar personal history.

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    The National Theatre sells tickets up to 6 months in advance. On 1 March at 9am we started selling tickets for performances of Drama, Ballet, Opera and Laterna magika until the end of August 2023.


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